If it has been a few weeks, even a few months, since you last saw a movie at Empire Cinema, then it’s time to plan on seeing these movies slated for a September 2016 release. You don’t have an excuse to skip the movies again because you have a few weeks more before September comes knocking at your door.
In the military, the term “goat” means the person who came in last in the batch, perhaps the dullest of the bunch. Such a term is applied in brutal ways in the movie, Goat, an American drama film starring Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, James Franco, Danny Flaherty, Gus Halper, Jake Picking, and Virginia Gardner. Andrew Neel directed and co-wrote it with David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts.
In it, a teenager still suffering from the aftereffects of a terrifying assault enrolls in college with his brother. Together, they join a college fraternity and undergo a brutal series of initiation rites, which test their own sense of blood brotherhood as against their desired fraternity-based brotherhood.
They will undergo rites of passage that may break or make their sense of brotherhood in all the ways that matter.
Hollywood likes to remake successful movies especially the ones with iconic status in the hope of making big bucks from contemporary audience, perhaps snatch up several awards along the way.
This is the case with the American western action film, The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed 1960 western film of the same title.
In the 2016 film, the Rose Krick townspeople asks for the assistance of a group of seven outlaws headed by Sam Chisolm, a bounty hunter, specifically for protection against the siege planned by Bartholomew Bogue, an industrialist. Initially, the group of outlaws accepted the job because of the reward money but soon changed their minds and made it a cause of their own.
The Kickboxer series of films is one of the iconic movies in contemporary times mainly because Jean-Claude Van Damme showcased his skills in the martial arts. In 2016, the series comes back to life with Kickboxer: Vengeance, a martial arts film starring Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dave Bautista, Darren Shahlavi, Gina Carano, and Georges St-Pierre. John Stockwell directed the film.
David and Kurt Sloan are brothers, part of a family of martial arts champions. But when Kurt discovers that David has been killed in Thailand, he must team up with Xian Chow to seek justice against his brother’s killers.
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